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Cell - not sure I can finish

Discussion in 'Cell' started by KingAHolic, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. KingAHolic

    KingAHolic Banned

    I'm on page 227 (paperback) and I got so bored I put my book up while on the exercise bike and watched the news instead at the gym. I'm just not really feeling these characters.....

    I'm at the point where they are at the stadium filling with the zombies and tried to kill them, just no flow in this story to me. Maybe it's because I keep skipping over the gory detail!
  2. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Not my favorite book, but give it a try for finishing it up.
  3. KingAHolic

    KingAHolic Banned

    oh but there is so much more... and I'm guess it's just more of the same....with no answer.. (I hate that)
  4. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Steve did post an answer to the question most had regarding the ending. Like I said, wasn't may favorite book, either.
  5. Out of Order

    Out of Order Need More Time

    Try putting it on the charger..........
  6. KingAHolic

    KingAHolic Banned

    I will.. maybe it will make the book burn up!

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...this book, for me, has always had the feeling of a "toss off" book....you know?...toss one off and move onto the next...still, it has some very intriguing characterizations and ideas...
  8. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    no burning books, donate to library or used book store.
  9. KingAHolic

    KingAHolic Banned

    not to worry, I would never burn a book! I got this one at the thrift store ($1.00 paperback) - I had to start skimming (again) so maybe I can finish this this week and move on to a collection of short stories I haven't read. I read 3 stories from "Everything's Eventual" but seems by the talk on here, people really like SK's novellas, "Full Dark, No Stars". (I believe I have read all the other collections...)
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  10. lowman

    lowman Well-Known Member

    Im normally not a big zombie fan, i guess im just burnt out on the whole zombie genre but this one i enjoyed. It kept my attention and to me it was a tad different then other zombie themes,like a super virus escaping a lab type thing.
  11. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    Loved this book and loved the ending so much!
  12. KingAHolic

    KingAHolic Banned

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  13. bryras

    bryras Well-Known Member

    You can do it!!!!!!!!!! I didn't like it much on my first read, but love it now.
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  14. MadBoJangles

    MadBoJangles Well-Known Member

    Yup I can relate to the OP.
    I struggled through this recently and have to say it is one of the weakest King books I have ever read.
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  15. KingAHolic

    KingAHolic Banned

    I finished it at the gym this week (Cell) - um, well, I really love so much of SK's work, but this one did not do it for me at all, start to finish (there were a few sections he "almost" had me... )
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  16. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Well-Known Member

    Couldn't disagree more. Loved it. It starts out so fast. The opening scene was awesome and pulled me right in immediately. I blazed through that book.
  17. KingAHolic

    KingAHolic Banned

    I think it will make a good movie. One I won't watch (too much gore!)
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  18. Rrty

    Rrty Well-Known Member

    It's not a bad novel, but I think the problem you may be having with it -- assuming you may be thinking like me -- is that it didn't adhere to the zombie genre as much as it should have. Experimenting with zombies is great for a short story, or maybe a longer, 10,000-word story, but the addition of the psychic/ghost stuff for a novel just didn't work for me. Still, there's good stuff in the book.
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  19. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Maybe that is why I liked it - I don't follow this 'zombie genre' that you speak of, plus I always like a bit of psychic/ghost stuff in a story.
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  20. MadBoJangles

    MadBoJangles Well-Known Member

    I struggled with it because I felt the characters were shallow.
    They weren't as fleshed out as King's characters usually are.
    I tend to get so engrossed by a story that you care about the world and the people that inhabit it, I found myself to be particularly unfussed if the main characters got mullered or not with CELL. That for me was where it fell down.
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